An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.
Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.
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... A standard contract for an author will usually include provision for payment in the form of an advance and royalties ... An author's contract may specify, for example, that they will earn 10% of the retail price of each book sold ... An author's book must earn out their advance before any further royalties are paid ...
... Jansson is principally known as the author of the Moomin books – stories for children that involve Jansson's creations, the Moomins ...
... Second Circuit and Yale Law School professor David Gelernter, Yale University professor, noted author, painter and computer scientist Boone Guyton, businessman, author and WWII test pilot who flew ...
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... Topol is also an illustrator, responsible for drawings in several books, including A Treasury of Jewish humour. ...
Famous quotes containing the word author:
“In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.”
—Alexis de Tocqueville (18051859)
“There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Th increasing prospect tires our wandring eyes.
Hills peep oer hills, and Alps on Alps arise!
A perfect Judge will read each work of Wit
With the same spirit that its author writ:
Survey the Whole, nor seek slight faults to find
Where nature moves, and rapture warms the mind;”
—Alexander Pope (16881744)